Website builders are a great benefit to those small businesses who want to create a website without hiring a developer an increasing your expenses. However, for those who are newly starting a business, choosing a website builder can be a tricky task. Below are some of the most well known website builders that you can use along with the pros and cons of using it.
WordPress is one of the most popular website builders all over the world. More than 28% websites online are created through wordpress. WordPress.org is a self hosted platform that is popular due to its features and simplicity. However to use it you will need to create your own account to host your website.
The benefits of using it is that Word press is an open source website so you have the most control over it as compared to other website builders. Moreover, there are many themes available readily that you can use without any trouble. The drawback of using it is that you have to learn how to use the system yourself as you will be managing your website.
Wix is another website builder that provides you with a lot of features and is easy to use. The advantage of it is that you do not have to pay for hosting as it is a completely hosted program. There are several templates that you can use and they are editable as well. Moreover, it also has a free plan that includes limited storage and bandwidth.
The drawbacks include that the website will have a lot of Wix branded ads, and you would have to upgrade to their unlimited or combo plan to get rid of these ads. Furthermore, if you ever want to use another website it will be quite difficult to do so.
Shopify is a website builder specifically for online stores and e-commerce businesses. Shopify currently generates more than 1 million businesses all around the globe. More than 40 billion dollars worth of products has been sold through shopify. The advantages of using shopify are that it is a fully hosted solution that puts together all the features you would require. The drawbacks of using shopify are that when you start using shopify you may find it pricier as compared to other website builders. Moreover, if you want to move away from shopify as well, it may be harder to do so.
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— Larry G (@zzspec) 18 de mayo de 2018